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Specialized/Scotts Valley Cycle Sport SHORT TRACK: XC racers weave and wind their way through the heart of the festival, speeding by the vendor booths, rallying through off-camber corners and pumping their way through berms and rollers. The 2013 race sponsored by Specialized/Scotts Valley Cycle Sport will run on a true mountain biker’s course—the most fun half mile of singletrack in a closed course anywhere.
Epicenter Cycling/Saris-CycleOps PUMP TRACK PANDEMONIUM: Pitting riders against the clock, this contest sponsored by Epicenter Cycling/Saris-CycleOps proves who has the skill to shred the hardest and pump the fastest through the perfectly apexed berms of the Aptos pump track’s newly expanded, improved course.
Summer Gravity Camp 831 AMATEUR JUMP CONTEST: Amateur rippers show off their stand-out moves on the big jump line, vying for the grand prize—a week-long camp experience at Andrew Shandro’s Summer Gravity Camp in Whistler, B.C. Cam McCaul and Ryan Howard are slated to judge this exciting event held at the renowned Aptos Post Office jumps.
Sweetlines/Clif Bar BIKE SKILLS CLINICS: Pro rider Kat Sweet of Sweetlines will host two co-ed bike skills clinics—Mountain Bike Skills (for beginners and intermediates) coached by Lindsay Beth Currier and Kyle Jameson and On-Trail Enduro Skills (for intermediate to advanced riders) coached by Lindsey & Kirt Voreis.
PLUS Kat Sweet brings SUGAR SHOWDOWN to the Aptos Post Office Jumps
Kat Sweet’s two day event for the ladies includes a day of skills coaching followed by a day of competition. Skills focus on jumping, pumping, railing berms, and tricks. The comp—open to all amateur and pro women—is a fun way for clinic participants and other amateur riders to push their limits to the next level, as well as an excellent opportunity to showcase the top pros, inspiring women to follow their lead. Coached by Tammy Donahugh, Lisa Tharp, Gale Dahlager & Cortney Knudson.
Family and Spectator Friendly
The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival offers many other activities in addition to competitive events and skills clinics. Bike aficionados can visit industry exhibitors, test ride demo bikes from some of the leading bike manufacturers on the planet, and take a shuttle to the top of Soquel Demonstration Forest. Buy or maybe even win some of the mountain bike gear offered by festival sponsors. Kids aged 3-12 can try their skills at the Shimano Kids’ Rodeo, tackling obstacles in a challenging and support environment. Riders can test their limits on the Sombrio Portable Pump Track. Spectators and participants alike can enjoy refreshments offered at the festival’s renowned food court & beer garden. And don’t miss the Saturday After-Party featuring live music from WhoGas!
Held in Aptos Village, California from 9am-7pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday. Admittance to the Expo Area is free. SCMBF merchandise will be available for purchase during the event.